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El Hierro Volcano (Canary Islands) : Red alert – New ? strong vent reported by Joke Volta
Update 05/11 – 18:10 UTC :
We just got a call from an excited Joke Volta that a new powerful Jacuzzi (vent) can be seen from the La Restinga El Pinar road. She is currently making pictures from it. We have to be cautious with news reports as we our blind ourselves (installing a webcam with a view on the coast looks to be impossible to realize), but the least that we can say, is that a lot is going on below the La Restinga coast.
Activity by an underwater volcano has led Spanish authorities to shutdown access to a port on El Hierro island, officials said on Saturday.
The regional government of the Canary Islands says scientists have detected airborne volcanic fragments called pyroclasts rising from the sea off La Restinga.
At the depths that the material is eruption (few hundred meters), the eruption is likely not highly explosive but plenty of shattered basaltic (or basanitic) glass is being produced as the lava hits the cold ocean water.
DIARIO EL HIERRO fue testigo de la aparición de una gran columna de vapor, con material magmático, justo enfrente de la Avenida de esta localidad pesquera. La columna ascendió a presión en torno a unos 10 metros sobre la superficie del mar para luego, descender. Las personas que se encontraban en la zona no se podían creer lo que estaban viviendo en ese preciso momento. Daba la impresión de que el volcán finalmente emergía a la superficie.